Watch this video for an overview of the resources.

 

An overview of the students' journey:

To explore the mentor text fully, students are guided through the following process:

  • setting context and activating prior knowledge

  • preparing vocabulary and concept clarification

  • understanding sentence structures

  • discerning format and the sequence of ideas

  • reading for inference and meaning 

  • annotating relevant features

  • listening and reading exam-style papers based on the mentor text

  • deconstructing the text

  • preparing vocabulary, sentence frames and guiding questions

  • creating a rubric for peer and self assessment

  • planning collaboratively to prepare for writing

  • peer assessing the first draft

 

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